It appears the long-awaited Kanye West song “New Body” will finally arrive after Ye previewed the elusive track featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign at a Vultures listening party in Miami on Monday night.
Initially slated for a 2018 release on West’s shelved album Yandhi, the song features a stirring verse from Minaj and an earworm of a hook from Ty, which praises women seeking enhancements and plastic surgery. “Can’t wait to see your new body/ Don’t be actin’ like you don’t know nobody/ No body count on your new body/ I’ll be the first one to hit your new body, oh, whoa,” Dolla $ign sings on the hook.
As for Minaj’s verse, it remains unchanged despite the song leaking and being unofficially out for years. “Ayo, you ain’t f— me, you f—ed the old body/ You ain’t f— Nicki, you f—ed Nicole body/ Ain’t no miles on this here new body/ Off with they heads, these bi—es is nobodies,” she raps on her punchy verse.
Minaj is coming off the release of her fifth album, Pink Friday 2, which is vying for the top spot on the Billboard 200 next week. The project features Drake, Lil Wayne, Future, J. Cole and more. “New Body” would be the first collaboration for Minaj and West since Ye’s 2010 colossal record “Monster.” That year, the rap twosome also partnered on Minaj’s 2012 Pink Friday song “Blazin.”
Vultures is set to drop this Friday (Dec. 15) and will serve as the first joint project between Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign. Listen to a snippet of “New Body” below.